Inspired by Italy’s Delia: a food tour of Cilento, Campania

Delia Morinelli helped bring the Mediterranean diet to world attention in the 1970s. Now she’s opened her first restaurant in the Cilento, a quiet corner of Italy that’s perfect for a culinary road trip

‘The wind makes Karst people stay in, and gives them character’: walker and author Nick Hunt

For the Stanford’s Travel Book of the Year nominee, the Bora wind influences every part of life on this wild plateau – straddling Italy and Slovenia – from the architecture to the inhabitants and their food.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Why dumplings are rarely off the menu in Trentino-Alto Adige, north Italy

The South Tyrolean people of the Dolomites love canederli – bread dumplings, delicious when filled with tangy cheese and smoky speck

10 of the best things to do in Pisa

A €30m redevelopment has funded the revamp of many of this walkable Italian city’s main attractions – including its tower – and there are great bars, restaurants and hotels to relax in after the sightseeing

Moreish crunch, smoky tang: red peppers of Italy’s far south

Beautiful, remote Basilicata has a culinary lineage reaching back into antiquity based on unique, local fare. Among its delights are cruschi – sun-dried red peppers

‘You’re like a gladiator’: calcio storico players on the world’s most brutal game

Every year in Florence four teams of locals kick, punch and wrestle each other in an event that dates back to the 15th century. Why do they keep doing it?